What is it?

Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body reaches low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C). Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C).

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Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms of hypothermia vary on depending on body temperature and how long the situation persists. Symptoms include shivering, weak pulse, bright red and cold skin, slurred speech, confusion, and memory loss.


Diagnosis is based on a patient's clinical state and rectal temperature of 95 F (35 C) or less.


First, move the person to a warm surrounding, remove wet clothes and if the patient is wet dry him or her, and cover them with blankets. Then, monitor the patient's breathing and pulse, provide them warm beverages or warm fluids with an intravenous access in a compromised conscious level.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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